About the property
- House2412 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage in Broadstairs, Kent, England - Moments from both Viking and Stone bay, close to restaurants and cafes.
Bleak House Lodge was built in 1801 as the lodge house for Bleak House, made famous in the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. Located in a quite street in the heart of Broadstairs, the cottage is just a few moments walk from both Viking Bay and Stone Bay, as well as the many restaurants, cafes and bars the town has to offer. The property has been sympathetically renovated in 2014. It has stripped wooden floors and cast iron radiators. Where possible original features have been maintained, creating an authentic period atmosphere. There are separate living and dining rooms, both with open fires. Two bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room. Beds have very comfortable deep, sprung mattresses and are dressed with good quality white bed linen. There is also a beautiful south facing walled garden and terrace with table, chairs and a webber barbecue. The living room has a smart TV and wifi is available throughout the property. The living room opens up through to another sitting room (which opens onto the garden). This has a sofa, chair and extending dining table.The house is suitable for small children as the staircase leading from the dining room has a door. There is also a stair gate at the top of the stairs. A travel cot and a high chair are available for use, also a small box of toys for younger children.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Tim Parker
We bought bleak house lodge as a holiday home and have spent 6 months on renovations, keeping the house as simple as possible with its original features. In March 2016 We Extended the lounge to add another living room. We hope you enjoy staying in the house as much as we do.
Tim Parker purchased this House in 2013
Why Tim Parker chose Broadstairs and St. Peters
We bought this house for its tranquil atmosphere, and also for its fantastic location. It is situated on a quiet road, but is just moments from viking bay, restaurants, cafes and shops.
What makes this House unique
unique atmosphere, two open fireplaces in lounge and dining room, secluded sunny garden.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent stay, such a nice house.
I stayed with my wife and 8 year old daughter for a short two night break. The house was really nice, as described, very well kept, comfortable and elegantly decorated. We had a calm and relaxing time, a good opportunity to switch off from London. We cooked at the house and went out, everything needed was there. The beds and linen were comfortable, everything worked.
But also, the chance to be in a beautiful old house built of flint in the historical context of Dickens’s Broadstairs felt unique and added very much to the positive experience.
We’re all grateful for the hospitality and the opportunity of this experience.
We just returned from a stay in Bleak House Lodge, and had an enjoyable stay.
The good stuff: lovely location, quiet, decent beds and bedding, sweet little garden if the sun comes out. Heating worked well which was a relief given the cold Easter weather. The travel cot and high chair were extremely useful and handy for us - our 2 year old daughter loved the box of toys, and slept peacefully each night. There are some really nice touches in the house like a Nespresso machine with plenty of capsules, good quality towels, Netflix, and the working fires with coal provided.
The less positive elements: The kitchen could do with some updating - in particular the cooker, which is very old and no longer has any markings on it. We spent a good hour on our first morning trying to figure out how to get it to warm up enough to cook our breakfast (we gave up in the end). Sent a message to the owner asking how to work it, but never got a response. We did finally manage to figure it out on the 2nd day through trial and error, but wasted a lot of time scratching our heads in frustration! I think a new cooker would be a nominal expense that would vastly improve the overall experience.
And as much as the cottage is homely and cosy, with lots of lovely Scandi touches, it would benefit from a much better cleaning regime. The floors were extremely dirty (our daughters socks were black within minutes of arriving), and the kitchen desperately needs a deep clean. The freezer was full of old food which we cleared out, and we found some moldy rolls in a cupboard. This was off-putting to say the least.
Had the place been cleaner, we would have given 4 stars.....
great house in quiet but central location
House was very comfortable for a family of 4. Very well equipped, simply but tastefully furnished with real fires for cosy evenings in. We will definitely return. Thank you!
Stylish and cosy, central but quiet.
The house has been refurbished beautifully and is very comfortable too. We spent New Year here and loved the coast on a winter's day then back to a real fire. Bleak House Lodge is a great place to stay, so close to the town yet very peaceful. Thanks Yvonne and Tim.
Fantastic cottage, full of charm
We had a truly memorable Christmas spent in Bleack house, complete with beautiful Christmas tree. The cottage is full of charm, period features with a modern twist, beds were exemptionaly comfortable and every little detail was well thought out. At just moments away from beautiful sand beaches, it's a fantastic get away any time of the year! Loved every second of it!
A great stay
Great house beautifully refurbished in convenient location
Coast/Beach: The property is just a few moments walk from the sandy beaches of both Viking Bay and Stone Bay. Perfect for both children and adults alike. Travel: Broadstairs Station is a 15 minute walk. It is not necessary to have a car, all amenities of the town are within walking distance and there are good train and bus services if you want to travel further afield. Distances: Close to Margate which has attractions such as the Turner Gallery, the Shell Grotto, and plenty of galleries, antique and vintage shops to browse. Ramsgate, with its harbour, galleries, and restaurants is a walk scenic costal walk away. Joss Bay, well know for surfing and the picturesque Botany Bay are a pretty walk or short drive east of the town of Broad
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please note that 3 nights is 60% of the weekly cost. 4 nights at 70% and 5 nights at 80%. A 50% deposit must be made when booking the property and full payment including the refundable deposit (directly to owner) made within 6 weeks of arrival. A further £200 security deposit against damage will be taken, and repaid within a week of departure. Changeover Day: In high season, late July and August, a minimum period of 1 week, Saturday to Saturday where possible will be accepted, although closer to the time we may be able to take shorter bookings. season a minimum two night stay will be accepted. Arrival is after 3pm, departure by 10am.